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1

Who invented the Centigrade scale of temperature?

Anders Celcius

2

Which is the southernmost of the North American Great Lakes?

Lake Erie

3

What was the secret identity of the comic book character Babs Gordon?

Batgirl

4

Who played the nanny in the 1992 film `The Hand That Rocks The Cradle`?

Rebecca De Mornay

5

When asked if he would be going to Marilyn Monroe`s funeral, who said `Why should I go? She won`t be there`? Arthur Miller, Joe Di Maggio or John F Kennedy?

Arthur Miller

6

For what film did Humphrey Bogart win his only Oscar?
`

The African Queen`

7

the title of an H. G. Wells book, how is Griffin better known?
`

The Invisible Man`

8

Who designed Elizabeth Hurley`s famous dress which she wore to the premiere of the film `Four Weddings And A Funeral`?

Gianni Versace

9

Who plays Jim Morrison in the film `The Doors`?

Val Kilmer

10

Actors Warren Beatty and Annette Bening married after meeting on the set of what film?

Bugsy

11

What is the name given to a young eagle?

An eaglet

12

Which sculptor`s work includes `Genesis`, `Adam` and `Lucifer`?

Sir Jacob Epstein.

13

Who overthrew King Idris in 1969?

Colonel Gaddafi (in Libya)

14

What was the name of Thomas Keneally`s book on which the film `Schindler`s List` was based?
`

Schindler`s Ark`

15

Who was the first American President to win the Nobel Peace Prize?

Theodore Roosevelt

16

Who invented both the electric lamp and the gramaphone?

Thomis Edison

17

How heavy is a puck used in ice hockey? 4 ounces, 6 ouces or 9 ounces?

6 ounces

18

Which actor won his first best actor Oscar for the 1986 film `The Color Of Money`?

Paul Newman

19

Who had a number one in 1995 with `Cotton Eye Joe`?

Rednex

20

Who was the first American President to be born in the 20th century?


John F Kennedy

21

Whose paintings include `Mrs Siddons` and `Blue Boy`?

Thomas Gainsborough

22

Who played Bonnie and Clyde in the 1967 film?

Warren Beaty and Faye Dunaway

23

Which Simspon voice regular and secondary character movie actor was shot dead by his wife in 1998?

Phil Hartman

24

Attu Island is the most western point of which country?

USA

25

Which country was admitted to the United Nations in 1993, becoming the smallest country to have done so?

Monaco

26

1986 which boxer beat Trevor Burbick to become the youngest ever heavyweight world champion?

Mike Tyson

27

What nationality was the racing driver Ayrton Senna?

Brazilian

28

What is name of the Scottish ball game, similar to hockey, in which a player would use a caman to hit the ball?

Shinty

29

What sport features in the Stella Artois tournament?

Tennis

30

In 2004, Ronnie Coleman equaled a famous film star by winning a title for the seventh time. In which field was this?

Bodybuilding (Arnold Swarzennegger has also won the Mr Olympia title 7 times)

31

In the 1996 Olympics, who was disqualified from the 100m final after two false starts?

Linford Christie

32

At which distance did Sally Gunnell win her gold medal for hurdling at the 1992 Olympics?

400m

33

Which boxer had the nickname `The Dark Destroyer`?

Nigel Benn

34

What type of racing has only two cars competing on the track at the same time?

Drag racing

35

How many gold medals did Jesse Owens win at the 1936 Berlin Olympics?

4

36

Approximately how many acres in size is a baseball field? 1, 2 or 4?

2

37


Which country was the first to win the soccer World Cup three times?

Brazil

38

In what sport would you compete for the Nino Bibbia Cup?

Bobsleighing

39

Which sportsman`s autobiography is called `You Cannot Be Serious`?

John McEnroe

40

Who in 1988 became the first boxer to win world titles at 5 officially recognises weights?

Sugar Ray Leonard

41

Ben Johnson was stripped of his gold medal in the 1988 Summer Olympics because what banned substance was detected in his body?

Anabolic steroids

42

8. Which football team won the World Cup in 1986?

Argentina

43

Which of the major tennis tournaments is played annually at the Roland Garros Stadium?

The French Open

44

Who was the Formula 1 World Champion in the years 1988, 1990 and 1991?

Aarton Senna

45

What do the letters d.p.s.mean to a competitive swimmer?

Distance Per Stroke

46

Which boxer was nicknames `The Brown Bomber`?

Joe Louis

47

By 1966, how many times had Brazil won the World Cup?

Twice

48

What was the first team sport to be publicly televised?

Baseball

49

How high is the highest board in competition diving? 2 metres, 6 metres or 10 metres?

10 metres

50

Which sportsman`s autobiography is called `My Side`?

David Beckham`s

51

18. Eamonn Martin in 1993 was the last Briton to win which annual event?

The London Marathon

52

1. In the French game boules, what are the two things that a baguette is used for?

Measuring distance and making marks on the ground

53

Tennis - which four events make up the ` Grand Slam` ?

Wimbledon, US Open, French Open, Australian Open

54

How did Eric the Eel make his name at the Sydney Olympics in 2000?

By winning a swimming heat in a record slow time

55

14. Which city will host the 2004 Summer Olympics?

Athens

56

How many fences are jumped in the Grand National?

30

57

10. In centimetres, what is the maximum length a rounders bat can be? 46cm, 56 cm or 66cm?

46cm

58

As at the year 2001, which baseball team has won the most World Series titles?

New York Yankees

59

In what sport do players take long and short corners?

Hockey

60

How long is a 10-pin bowling lane? 60 feet, 80 feet or 100 feet?

60

61

In 1986 which boxer beat Trevor Burbick to become the youngest ever heavyweight world champion?

Mike Tyson

62

How many players are there in a baseball team?

9

63

When were the Winter and Summer Olympics last held in the same year?

1992

64

13. In which sport are the Thomas Cup, Uber Cup and Sudiman Cup tournaments played?

Badminton

65

In which sport are there defensive positions called prime, tierce and octave?

Fencing

66

In which sport are competitors forbidden to play left handed?

Polo

67

At which stroke did swimmer David Wilkie win the 200m with a world record time at the 1976 Olympics?

Breaststroke

68

How old was Tiger Woods when he won the US Masters in 1997?

21

69

How many players make up a netball team?

7

70

Which American football team play their home games at the Ralph Wilson Stadium?

Buffalo Bills

71

Which famous person from history opened the 1936 Olympic Games?

Adolf Hitler

72

In which sport might you adopt the `egg` position?

Skiing

73

Which sport was invented by Dr James Naismith in Massachusetts in 1891?

Basketball

74

With which sport was Suzanne Dando associated?

Gymnastics

75

Who or what are the band Kaiser Chiefs named after?

A South African football club

76

Who won a tennis `Golden Slam` in 1988 by winning the singles titles at the Australian, French, Wimbledon and United States tennis championships and winning a gold medal at the Olympic games?

Steffi Graf

77

After how many points do players swap serve in table tennis?

2

78

As at 2001, which golfer has won 18 majors in his career, the most by a single player?

Jack Nicklaus

79

which famous race is the slowest man of the day given a red lantern?

Tour de France

80

How many nations competed in the first ever Olympic Games?

1

81

The Iroquois Cup is contested in what sport?

Lacrosse

82

How long is an Olympic sized swimming pool?

50 metres

83

Where were the 1988 summer Olympics held?

Seoul

84

In what city is the Kentucky Derby held?


Louisville

85

Name the river that flows through the city of Albuquerque in the USA.

Rio Grande

86

Winnepeg is the capital of which Canadian province?

Manitoba

87

Kosciusko is the highest mountain in which country?

Australia

88

In which event would you compete for the Borg Warner Cup?

The Indianapolis 500

89

What is made using soda, lime and silica?

Glass

90

Who created Wikipedia on the World Wide Web?

Jimmy Wales

91

Which US city is home to sporting teams known as the Browns, the Cavaliers and the Indians?

Cleveland (NFL, NBA and MLB teams)

92

What is the name of the famous statue by Edvard Eriksen, unveiled on the 23rd August, 1913?

The Little Mermaid (in Copenhagen)

93

At what sport does Jane Sixsmith represent England?

Hockey

94

Where were the 1984 summer Olympics held?

Los Angeles

95

How many players make up a team in Gaelic football?

15

96

With which sport would you associate Matt Biondi?

Swimming

97

After the 1936 Olympic Games, they were not held again until what year?

1948

98

Where were the 1960 Olympic Games held?

Rome

99

What is the name of the sport which combines cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship?

Biathlon

100

What is a perfect score in ten-pin bowling?

300

101

Who won the mens singles title at Wimbledon in 2000?

Pete Sampras

102

Which sporting event did the Brit Ann Haydon Jones win in 1969?

Wimbledon

103

Which heavyweight boxer is nicknamed `The Real Deal`?

Evander Holyfield

104

How many hoops are used in a game of croquet?

6

105

which country did the `Rumble In The Jungle` between Muhammed Ali and George Foreman take place in 1974?

Zaire

106

How many players make up a volleyball team?

6

107

official number Olympiad will Rio Olympic Games be in 2016?

31 xxxi

108

Which four tournaments make up the golf `majors`?

The British Open, the US Open, the US Masters and the US PGA

109

How high is the centre of a Badminton net? 5 feet, 5 and a half feet, or 6 feet?

5 ft.

110

Which two throwing events in track and field require safety netting?

Discus and Hammer

111

In inches what is the diameter of a standard dartboard?

18 inches

112

what name was the boxer Walker Smith Jr better known?

Sugar Ray Robinson

113

What was unique about the Toronto Blue Jays baseball world series win in 1992?

Non American

114

The French Open tennis tournament is played on what type of surface?

Clay

115

American football birds

Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles

116

The volume of a golf ball is approximately equal to how many cubic centimeters? 8, 22 or 40?

40